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If You Are New To This Blog
If you just stumbled onto this blog, you might be confused or overwhelmed by the content and subject. My background is not science and I know I felt this way at first. This was totally new information to me and it probably is for most of us. This is an attempt give the new visitor to the blog a starting point before delving into the articles.
There are two points of discussion on the blog:
WiFi in the schools is dangerous to young children
A hypothesis that Microwave Electro-Magnetic Frequency Emissions acting upon metals in the child’s brain in and out of the womb is the cause of autism.
WiFi In The Schools
Increasingly, schools are utilizing technology to teach our children and that has mainly taken the form of desk-top computers. Within maybe the last three years, some schools (many private) require the use of lap-tops and the most recent technology are iPads/tablets and maybe iPods. At this point, you need to know that the technology has been transmitted through hard wiring. As technology changed, a new source of transmission has emerged with it, called WiFi. WiFi allows the use of the new devices, the tablets, to function without wires. This is done via EMF (Electro-Magnetic Frequency) signals. To transmit EMF, a router is required.
What’s the controversy?
Well, I didn’t know there was a problem with WiFi and the EMF radiation emitted until I started reading letters from numerous physicians, scientists, and researchers that ALL state there are health problems from WiFi in school environments. Here is the link where you can read the letters: http://www.wifiinschools.com/lausd-testimony.html
The letters are all addressed to LAUSD (LA Unified School District). The LA school board, even after receiving these letters, voted to go ahead with wireless (wifi) classrooms. This, after strong urging from MDs and scientist telling them to “opt for wired technology.” As I understand it, the teacher’s unions are resisting the school board’s decision.
The thing is, a wireless classroom means an unprecedented bombardment of EMF radiation, 6-7 hrs/day, 180 days/year, for the balance of our children’s school career. The radiation is transmitted from very powerful, industrial routers. Keep in mind that many of these schools have 1-to-1 plans, a device in every child’s hands with EMF transmissions at a level never before experienced. Children’s growing bodies make them even more vulnerable to these emissions than adults.
This has never, ever been done.
The Fullerton (CA) School District (FSD) has such a plan for WiFi expansion. Because we know that so many experts are telling us that WiFi does not belong in schools, we know that we must work to stop this. We are asking the FSD to back away from wireless technology and opt for a more secure and safe wired connection for our children.
Why do schools think that WiFi is OK?
I cannot answer this for sure, but here is my guess:
Tech industry-funded research says it is OK.
Research, based on thermal studies, says it is OK. Thermal effects are not the issue, Non Thermal EMF effects are.
Outdated laws have not adequately addressed the harm from EMF but the laws say that it is “OK”.
Other Sources of Information
As I started to look at the information, I realized that scientists have been looking at the effects of EMF for several years. There is a LOT of information. If you want to look further, this may be a good place to start: http://www.wifiinschools.com/index.html
Hypothesis: Microwave Electro-Magnetic Frequency (EMF emissions in the presence of metals is the cause of autism :
Once again, science is not my thing but I will try to give you an explanation of this hypothesis.
If you look at the CDC (Center For Disease Control) chart you will see the extraordinary rate of increase in autism in the United States. I always heard about this increase and it seems, more and more, I personally know of people whose children have autism or are on the autism spectrum. In Orange County, CA, the rate is now 1 in 63.
What is interesting is that right along with this growth in autism rate is a growth in EMF exposure. That hasn’t been talked about before, and it doesn’t seem like any research is looking at that, either.
The hypothesis puts forward the idea that in utero, the EMF radiation is hitting metals in the body (yes, we have metals inside of us) and when that happens it causes a demyelination of the protective coating of the neurons in the developing brain. This physical change, we believe, is manifested as autism. Babies yet to be born are not the only ones affected, there are the newborns, infants, and very young children.
This is a very simplified explanation of the hypothesis. The real and full explanation is here:
What is very puzzling is the number of educational and institutional organizations that have started up to deal with the aftermath of an autism diagnosis. What about the root cause? Why is the rate going up?
The alarming rate of autism is truly heartbreaking. We want to stop and eliminate these autism statistics. We at The Fullerton Informer want this hypothesis to be moved forward and evaluated by the scientific community and are working to that end.
One final note, I keep referring to “we” in my writing. It is actually Joe Imbriano, the parent of four young children that started this blog, who informed me of this issue. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Science as well as Chemistry from University of California, Irvine (1989), and works as an insurance agent in Southern California. The autism hypothesis is Joe’s work. This he did with God’s wisdom, his $400 computer, his college textbooks, his education and his heartfelt desire to end what he truly believes can be prevented.
Joe loves children and that is why he is doing this, for his children and everyone else’s children. What nobler cause can there be?